Toledo Yacht Club

Toledo Yacht Club

The Toledo Yacht Club is a private yacht club in Bay View Park, in Toledo, Ohio.

The Toledo Yacht Club is located on the Maumee River, at the western end of Lake Erie.


The Toledo Yacht Club is among the oldest yacht clubs in North America. The Toledo Yacht Club was founded in 1865 when two rowing clubs, the Undines and the Naiads, joined together and turned their attention to sailing.

The first club house was erected in 1878 on Gard Island near the mouth of the Ottawa River.

The Toledo Yacht Club was incorporated on October 3, 1885.

In 1890, a more elaborate structure with sleeping rooms and a second floor was built.

In 1896, a rival club, the Ohio Yacht Club, unsuccessfully attempted to take over the Toledo Yacht Club's Gard Island lease. Later that year, the two clubs merged under the name Toledo Yachting Association, maintaining city quarters in the Neptune Building in Toledo, Ohio.

When Bay View Park was developed, a twenty five year lease was granted to the Toledo Yachting Association, and a wood frame club house was erected at the present site of the club in 1903.

In 1904, the club readopted the name Toledo Yacht Club.

In 1906, fire completely destroyed the club and all of its historic contents. By 1908, a new steel reinforced concrete Spanish style clubhouse was built on the site. This historic building still remains basically the same, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1976.


The Toledo Yacht Club is a member owned corporation. It consists of a membership body, a Board of Trustees and a Bridge of Officers who are elected individually. The Bridge Officers also serve as Trustees on the Board.


The Toledo Yacht Club is lead by its chief executive, the Commodore. Next are the Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore. The club has a Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary. These officers are collectively known as the Bridge. The previous year's Commodore serves as the Fleet Commander and Trustee, and there are five additional Trustees on the Board.

Additional titles of Fleet Surgeon and Historian are assigned by the Commodore, however, they are not members of the Board of Trustees.

The title Past Commodore is given to members who have served in the office of Commodore. Past Commodores are eligible for membership in the International Order of the Blue Gavel.

A. L. Smith was named the first Commodore in 1865. A full succession list of Toledo Yacht Club Commodores and their respective years of service will be added at a later date.


Membership in the Toledo Yacht Club is divided into several classes, defined by the club Constitution and By-Laws. (details to follow)


Some of the events hosted by the Toledo Yacht Club include:
* Back To The Bay
* Mills Trophy Race
* Back From The Bay
* Commodore's Ball
* Various Cruises


The Toledo Yacht Club is affiliated with the following organizations:

Yachting and Boating

* Associated Yacht Clubs, (AYC)
* Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association [formerly the Detroit River Yachting Association] (DRYA)
* Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA)
* International Order of the Blue Gavel, District 9, Toledo Chapter
* United States Power Squadrons, District 29, Toledo Power Squadron, USPS, Sail and Power Boating
* US Sailing
* Western Lake Erie Cruiser Association


* Boat/US
* Point Place Business Association

External links

* [ Toledo Yacht Club]

* [ Boat/U.S.]
* [ Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association]
* [ Inter-Lake Yachting Association]
* [ International Order of the Blue Gavel]
* [ Point Place Business Association]
* [ United States Power Squadrons]
** [ Toledo Power Squadron]
* [ US Sailing]
* [ Western Lake Erie Cruiser Association]

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